December Fine Arts & Specialist Sale

THE 2019 December Fine Arts & Specialist Sale is here and it is knocking our socks off!

With 632 lots covering a vast variety of categories, it’s a cornucopia impeccably arranged through 20 sections in our catalogue.

Commencing at 10am at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Wednesday, December 11, the sale features:

  • Jewellery
  • Watches
  • Coins
  • Silver
  • Medals & Militaria
  • Ceramics & Glass
  • Works Of Art
  • Decorative Sculptures
  • Designer Accessories
  • Decorative Pictures
  • Antique Pictures
  • Automobilia
  • Taxidermy
  • Sporting Guns
  • Decorative & Design Furniture
  • Antique Furniture
  • Mouseman Furniture
  • Books
  • Cigarette Cards, Autographs & Ephemera
  • Wine, Whisky & Port

Here are a few of our favourite things…


A Victorian gold and diamond floral and foliate brooch with the central flower mounted ‘en tremblant’ on a spring mechanism (Lot 22 Est. £2,500-£3,000*) and a big collection of vintage watches including Rolex, Omega and Tudor (Lots 41-68).


A rare James I gold angel ten shillings (Lot 76 Est. £1,800-£2,200*) and a George V silver pin cushion in the form of a brogue with real shoelaces (Lot 152 Est. £80-£120*).


A very fine example of a WW1 Princess Mary Christmas tin from 1914 (Lot 193 Est. £130-£170*) and a Royal Worcester vase decorated with cranes by William Powell (Lot 210 Est. £400-£600*).


A single owner collection of portrait miniatures (Lots 287-313) and a bronze sculpture of a golden eagle’s head by Steve J Winterburn (Lot 319 Est. £300-£400*).


A pink suede Burberry trench coat (Lot 323 Est. £100-£150*) and an abstract oil by Dutch painter, sculptor and poet Karel Appel (Lot 375 Est. £5,000-£8,000*).


A private registration car number plate 69 BOB with retention document (Lot 391 Est. £25,000-£30,000*) and a restored 1948 Morris Eight E Series four door saloon (Lot 392 Est. £2,000-£3,000*).


A matched pair of 36 bore percussion rifled barrel target pistols (Lot 404 Est. £350-£400*) and an Ercol 1960s elm model 495 nest of five tables (Lot 468 Est. £150-£200*).


A George II longcase clock by James Oatley of Tamworth (Lot 509 Est. £600-£800*) and a 1686 first edition of Robert Plot’s The Natural History Of Staffordshire (Lot 537 Est. £600-£650*).


A large collection of official NASA signed and unsigned photographs (Lot 575 Est. £300-£400*) and a bottle of The Bowmore limited edition 1968 distillation Islay single malt whisky (Lot 632 Est. £5,000-£6,000*).

*All prices are subject to buyer’s premium of 24% inclusive of 20% VAT


These treasures are just the tip of the iceberg! The sale also features a stunning single owner collection of Robert Thompson of Kilburn ‘Mouseman’ furniture in its own special section (Lots 480-488) and a collection of Chinese silver and items relating to the Shanghai Police career of Albert Aiers, including the rare AH Fong photograph album ‘The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937 Shanghai’ (Lots 169-177).

There's also a comprehensive collection of cigarette cards (Lots 543-562), a late Victorian taxidermy case (Lot 397) and even a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot 393).

The best advice we can give is peruse the catalogue – either online here or pick up your glossy free copy at The Lichfield Auction Centre now – and then come and view for yourself!

Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Fine & Decorative Arts Sale takes place at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, on Wednesday, December 11, commencing 10am.

Viewing is on Saturday, December 7, from 9.30am-12noon; Tuesday, December 10, 9am-4pm; and on day of sale from 8.30am.

You can look through the catalogue and bid online here.

Email or telephone 01543 251081.

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